A surveillance photo led authorities to a Washington, D.C. man in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a Hunterdon County jewelry store.

County officials said 61-year-old James Copeland was arrested Tuesday on a shoplifting charge.

On March 18, a man entered a Lambertville jewelry store and stole $18,000 worth of jewelry, police said.

The store had video surveillance video that showed the man taking the merchandise.

WFMZ's partner station, WPVI in Philadelphia, aired the video during a newscast, and a viewer identified the suspect as Copeland, police said.

Copeland is in the Hunterdon County Jail awaiting a court appearance.

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